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Sport Astros change the position of their TV cameras for home games to potentially steal signs

17:45  17 november  2019
17:45  17 november  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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A Houston Astros front-office executive reportedly suggested the use of cameras to steal signs in an So go to game , see what you can (or can’t) do and report back your findings." While the names of the Multiple Astros scouts were "appalled" by being asked to possibly use cameras to steal signs

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The Houston Astros’ decision to move the position of their TV cameras for home games for the 2017 season now may take on new meaning in the context of the cheating scandal in which they are involved.

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Ahead of the 2017 MLB season, the Astros worked with ROOT Sports, the company that broadcast their games, on switching the position of their TV cameras for games at Minute Maid Park.

Prior to 2017, the Astros had a camera angle that was towards the left-field side of center, and therefore off to the right for TV viewers. For 2017, they moved to a position high above the straightaway center field, giving a direct view of pitches.

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The Houston Astros have been accused of executing an elaborate sign - stealing scheme to gain an unfair — and illegal — competitive advantage during the According to reporting by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich, the Astros used an outfield camera and TV in the locker room tunnel to

Sign - stealing has always been a part of our game , but in the legitimate way. If you're at second base and The Astros have had accusations of sign - stealing multiple times over the past few seasons He told reporters at the GM Meeting in Arizona this week that " change is not always easy but it's

A direct view behind the above center field would also give a clearer view of the catcher’s signs and therefore make it easier to accurately relay those signs to a hitter.

Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan cited an improved look at the strike zone for viewers and more balanced signage placement behind home plate as reasons for the change.

“We think the new angle will give viewers a better look at the strike zone and advertisers more balanced signage placement,” Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan said of the move via the Houston Chronicle.

“We wanted a new camera angle that improves the strike zone the fans see on TV as well as the benefit of the advertisers getting more value for their signs,” Ryan told MLB.com. “Before, you always had a little bit of brick on the side. It didn’t look centered.”

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Sign stealing in baseball is common (Usually sign stealing is done by a runner on second base that has a perfect view of home plate, or sometimes teams are able to recognize a pitcher is I've included a list of videos below that demonstrate the Astros stealing signs using their purported illegal methods.

Said it in the Astros thread but in the article it says it started with two uniformed people early in 2017 (including one player who was struggling and benefitted Banging a trash can in a hallway behind the dugout and a guy in the batters box will hear it? It’s so gd loud in that place during most playoff games .

One might not have thought anything of this development other than it improved the viewer experience. However, now that we know how the Astros used the center field camera feed to their advantage, the changed TV camera position raises questions. Was moving the TV camera done to aid the Astros’ ability to clearly see catcher signs, or did the move merely make it easier for the team to steal signs once they decided that was something they wanted to do?

Based on the timeline laid out by The Athletic’s article, the latter would be the case.

Early in the 2017 season, at least two uniformed Astros got together to start the process. One was a hitter who was struggling at the plate and had benefited from sign stealing with a previous team, according to club sources; another was a coach who wanted to help.

The timing of the Astros changing the position of their TV cameras for home games may be coincidental, but while MLB is conducting its investigation, this is something else they should examine to see whether it was done honestly or with nefarious intentions in mind.

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Players illegally stealing signs absolutely helps teams win, but it doesn't basically guarantee a win. Their have been reports stating not all the Astros players were ok with the sign stealing , and some players did not participate. At the very least every position player knew and was complicit.

Washington was very concerned about the Astros stealing signs in the 2019 Fall Classic. Each pitcher had five sets of signs , and they could change them from game to game — or even Despite Houston's home dominance, the Nationals won all four World Series games in Minute Maid Park this

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